Feb 20, 2013 9:00am EST
the major powers, china has a key role to play here. japan, would like to see russia for a more helpful. obviously, the united nations, security council still has a role to play in many issues as it celebrates its next set of actions. but we have to, together, find a way to make sure that the kim family regime doesn't feel invulnerable when it improves its march towards a nuclearized icbm. when it improves its capabilities through provocations to the region. we need, in other words, an offense not just a defense. to put it in a different way. we have to shift from what has been defensive containment that's been very leaky because of cooperation with iran proliferation off the peninsula with the fact we have not stopped this long march to a capability, to an offensive containment strategy where the united states, especially its key allies, south korea and japan, augment in the first instance, a defensive posture, through improved and more integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance through ballistic missile capability, through a readiness to deal with provocations across the
Feb 6, 2013 9:00am EST
of the last century, my grandparents fled the vicious anti-semitic programs of the stars of russia to come to america. widowed at a young age, my grandmother raised her two sons in a tiny apartment atop a grocery store that she and my grandfather had opened in downtown richmond. with little butter faith, thrift and hope for a better tomorrow, my grandma worked seven days a week to ensure that my dad and my uncle could realize the promise of this great country. and today, my children and i stand as proof of the possibility to what may have seemed to her then like an impossible dream. to uphold his legacy of those who have come before us, washington will need to make choices. and in a divided government, these choices are often tough. we in the house of majority remain committed to making those tough choices and stand ready to lead with this president. higher, milton wright once shouted from the air. higher. making life work for more working people, and also want to work is the best way to a future of higher growth and more opportunity. thank you very much. [applause] >> questions? yes, sir.
Feb 4, 2013 8:30am EST
, at the border to russia, we have the team of soldiers sleeping in the same rooms as their male colleagues all year round. in my battalion in norway, i didn't want this, and we separated, and the reason for this is that when deployed, there is a no alcohol, we don't have all these issues going out, but the combination with alcohol, young women and men together, that's not always easy. when they came home from, i think, the few harassment issues we've had, they were always combinedded with alcohol, and, therefore, i was a little concerned to have them sleeping in the same room, not about ability to lock their doors and so on. it's sad to tell, but that's the truth. >> do you have something to say? >> i did. the critical mass thing put me on alert since i've been listening to that. particularly, after i saw the article in "usa today" yesterday talking about general amos talking about what he thinks it means. i don't think they know what they mean by the term "critical mass" and having been on staff duty a lot and seeing the compromises that have had to be made to come to accord. i'm thinking tha